WHEN TO GO
Apparently, I was very unlucky on my first visit as those -10ºC are rare, and 12 hours before I was wearing sandals and shorts… My first time in Frankfurt I already was in the city center at 7 am, after spending a month and a half in Australia, Malaysia and Singapore, with an average temperature over 30 degrees everyday. An hour later I had to get into this Starbucks as soon as it opened just to warm my hands holding a coffee.
Frankfurt is not a very touristic city despite millions of people per year flying to and from its airport, so going in summertime does not mean you’ll have to deal with the crowds. Rainfall is more usual in summer, but the temperatures are not extreme, nor too hot in summer (maximum temperature around 25 ° C), neither too cold in winter (average minimum temperature is -1 °).
WHERE TO SLEEP
Seriously, have you read the previous posts? Do not stay, half a day is enough… Anyway, if you really want to spend the night, the best area is between the city center and the main train station; is the red light district, but none of the two times I’ve been in Frankfurt I have felt it may be dodgy; actually, is where most hotels in the city are, including some 4 and 5 stars ones.
Most of the acceptable hotels and apartments near the city center are around € 80 for two people, although it should check for good deals. The easyHotel City Center (Easyjet) is often 50%.
WHERE TO EAT
As in the rest of Germany, eating is relatively cheap. In Zeil street there are all kinds of restaurants. The most famous one, because is a historic building is the Café Hauptwache.
- IN THE CITY: The highlights are within walking distance, so I recommend visiting the city on foot. Even the most distant points, the Botanical and Palm Gardens and the Senckenberg Museum are just 20 minutes walk from the Hauptwache Square.
- HOW TO GET TO AND FROM THE AIRPORT.
- Most travelers travel arrive or leave using Frankfurt Airport. Definitely the best option is by train. Train lines S8 and S9 connect it conveniently and efficiently with the central station and the Hauptwache station. Run approximately every 10 minutes, it takes 15 minutes and costs € 4.35.
- For those unfortunate travelers who fly with Ryanair, their airport will be Frankfurt-Hahn, which is barely 120 km away from Frankfurt. The best option is to use the Bohr Omnibusse, leaving every 60-90 minutes, it takes 1:45 to get to Hauptwache and costs 12 €.